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Michael Berube

Michael Berube

Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature

105 Ihlseng Cottage
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0495

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989
  2. M.A., University of Virginia, 1986
  3. B.A., Columbia University, 1982

Professional Bio

Michael Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University.  He is the author of seven books to date, including Public Access:  Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics (Verso, 1994); Life As We Know It:  A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child (Pantheon, 1996; paper, Vintage, 1998); and What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?  Classroom Politics and “ Bias” in Higher Education (W. W. Norton, 2006).  Life As We Know It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1996 and was chosen as one of the best books of the year (on a list of seven) by Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio.  He is also the editor of The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies (Blackwell, 2004) and, with Cary Nelson, of Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities (Routledge, 1995).